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  • NWA has concluded preparatory work and training towards final implementation of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) System.
  • This forms part of concrete steps being taken by the Ministry, to make it easier for clients/customers to conduct business with the agency.
  • The Ministry and the NWA are currently developing a register of “authorised users” of the AMANDA system.

The National Works Agency (NWA) has concluded preparatory work and training towards final implementation of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) System.

State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, says this forms part of concrete steps being taken by the Ministry, to make it easier for clients/customers to conduct business with the agency in relation to the infrastructure development application process.

He made this announcement during his 2014/15 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 28, under the theme: ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept, Mission Accomplished’.

Mr. Azan advised that the Ministry and the NWA are currently developing a register of “authorised users” of the AMANDA system, full utilisation of which is expected to commence during this fiscal year.

The State Minister also informed that other strategies are being pursued to streamline and enhance the development application process. These include incorporation of the Geographic Information System (GIS), which is currently being used to fast-track the case review process.

Additionally, he said options aimed at making administrative fee payments hassle-free, are being explored. A draft review checklist has been developed to streamline the applications review process, which is being reviewed by an internal committee.

“Once approved and made public, we hope that it proves useful in guiding applicants towards ensuring that the minimum information requirements are met, prior to submitting their applications. This, in turn, will reduce delays arising out of the need for additional client information.”  Mr. Azan outlined.